The stories, testimonies and profiles of our godly forebears are a powerful and direct link to the past, allowing us to see major historical events and eras through the eyes of those who lived through and participated in them. Such a unique perspective serves not only to enlarge our understanding of history, it also provides insight into the character of these men and women we study. It is instructive for us to consider particularly the impact of some of those saints of old who were concerned with building a godly social order. There are valuable lessons to be learned from the lives of these trailblazing figures.
BEN HOUSE is the author of Punic Wars & Culture Wars: Christian Essays on History and Teaching (Covenant Media Press, 2008). Ben is an administrator and teacher at Veritas Academy and an elder at Grace Covenant Church in Texarkana, Arkansas. He has thirty years’ experience as a history and literature teacher. He and his wife, Stephanie, have four children, Nicholas, Tara Jane, Nathaniel, and Caroline. Ben has written essays and book reviews for several publications, including recent articles for Faith for All of Life and Christian Culture (published by the Center for Cultural Leadership). He has spoken at various conferences on topics related to history, literature, and Christian education. He is an unrestrained book buyer and reader. Conservative in politics, Reformed in theology, and Southern in literary and musical tastes, Ben is, nevertheless, quite eclectic in reading interests and selections of historical topics and perspectives.